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    • An article was featured on February 26th in the Kansas City Star highlighting the increase in cancer related deaths in Firefighters across North America.  Here in Missouri families are faced with fighting for workers' compensation benefits after their loved ones have died and the our government acknowledges are presumptively job related due to the exposure of carcinogens that firefighters are exposed to throughout their careers.  Read the entire article here.

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is a proud sponsor of the Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament.  Here is more information about Aiden McVicker, and download a Registration Form here or visit their website.
       

      Thomas G. Byrne, 51, of Kansas City, MO., passed away February 11, 2017 at Saint Luke's East Hospital. A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO., on Tuesday, Feb 14th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Tom was born June 22, 1965, in Kansas City, MO., to John and Helen (Bollinger) Byrne. 

      He was a 30 year veteran of the Kansas City Fire Department and retired as a Battalion Chief. Throughout his career on the fire department he was dedicated to the safety of the public and his fire department family. He joined the Brotherhood Instructors, LLC, which allowed him to travel the United States and Canada teaching fire safety tactics. He was a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the September 2001 attacks. He was a member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 3808.

      Tom was preceded in death by his father, John F. Byrne (January, 2003). He is survived by: wife, Stacy; daughter, Colleen; mother, Helen Byrne of Kansas City, MO.; sister, Debbie; brother, Michael of Kansas City, MO; brother, Kevin of Overland Park, KS; sister Ann (Kevin McGinnis) of College Station, TX; and brother Stephen (Andrea) and several nieces and nephews: Riley, Derek, and John Byrne, Joey, Megan, Julia, and Matthew McGinnis, and Lila O'Sullivan.

      The family would like to thank all of Tom's doctors and nurses at the various hospitals and clinics where he received treatment. We extend a special thank you to the ICU nursing staff at Saint Luke's East Hospital who helped him to be comfortable in his final hours.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to the Healing NET Foundation, 200 Hill Avenue, Suite 4, Nashville, TN 37210 or at www.thehealingnet.org. The Healing NET Foundation's mission is to support education and awareness of neuroendocrine cancer among community physicians, and help patients advocate and navigate the path to the best possible care. Please offer condolences at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com.

      News Release: November 9, 2016

      The MSCFF congratulates Governor-Elect Greitens. The campaign season is over and we look forward to working with Governor-Elect Greitens and his staff on the many issues facing Missouri’s Public Safety concerns. On behalf of our 6,000 members I have every confidence that we will build a relationship that will benefit all Missourians.

      Sherwood L. Smith

      President

      Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to welcome our newest Affliate Local: Lake City, MO Fire Fighters.  Lake City Fire Fighters protect the individuals that work and reside at the Army Ammunition Production facility, located in Independence, MO. 

      The Delegates at the 50th IAFF Convention passed Resolution #23 "Our Good Name" which applies to the use of the IAFF Logo.

      This resolution condemns the act of ordering or applying this union’s good name in the form of the IAFF Logo, the letters IAFF or the words “International Association of Fire Fighters” to any piece of apparel or merchandise that is not UNION made, or is made outside of the United States of America or Canada.

      Union Shop Apparel is one of the only organizations within North America that fully complies with Resolution #23.  All of the employees at Union Shop Apparel are members of IUPAT Local 820.  We invite you to visit their website and checkout their new Online Store.  They specialize in Custom Embroidery and Silk Screening.


      What's New at MSCFF

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets. 

      This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.  We will soon provide all registered members a link to download the Mobile App via Google Play or iTunes Store thru our website Email system.

      If you are not currently a registered member we would like to encourage you to visit our website and register.  Once you have been approved you will have complete access to the latest information regarding Fire Fighter Issues within Missouri right in the palm of your hand.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours to be approved once you have registered.  

      Once you download the Mobile App, you will log into the application with the same User Name and Password that you established to access the MSCFF website.  From that point forward each time you launch the Mobile App you are already logged in and can access the Members Only Section of the website via the Mobile App.

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      Families Fighting for Workers's Compensation in Missouri
      02/26/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      An article was featured on February 26th in the Kansas City Star highlighting the increase in cancer related deaths in Firefighters across North America.
      Remembering the 1993 WTC Attack
      02/26/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      We pause to remember the 1993 WTC Attack. This attack changed many things for the fire service from ICS structures to terrorism response plans. Learn more about this attack, often overshadowed now by Sept 11th here.
      IAFF 4th District Shirts Available
      02/26/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      IAFF 4th District T-shirts are available online for purchase through the IAFF.  Orders will be taken online from February 26th through March 12th. Please visit the following link to place your order. Thank you for your continued interest and support.
      Proposed Changes to PPE's Policies and Procedures
      02/26/17 - IAFF Local 42
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      Firefighters defend PERS @ Oregon Capitol Building (2/13/2017)
      02/26/17 - Albanyfirefighters
      L845 members at the Oregon State Capital building during a PERS reform work session. We stood along side hundreds of other firefighters from all over the state to let our representatives know that we are paying attention and do not support the proposed bills that would severely cut our retirement benefits.
      Car into Water; 1 Rescued, 1 Dead
      02/26/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      Screams from a woman in the Saugatuck River touched off a massive search and rescue operation tonight after a car went into the water in Westport’s Saugatuck section. Police units at the northern end of the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge — the Imperial Avenue side — where a man was floating in the water. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.
      Local 1081 President gets Promotion
      02/26/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      Cecil's message and form
      02/25/17 - IAFF 1826
      Call to action to show our support for Cecil Pendergrass for County Commissioner
      02/25/17 - IAFF 1826
      Normalization of Deviance (Leadership Presentation)
      02/24/17 - IAFF 851
      House garage catches fire in Livonia
      02/24/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      A fire that broke out over the weekend in the Quakertown subdivision of Livonia has been ruled accidental. Livonia firefighters were called at about 1 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 38000 block of Meeting House Lane, which is located near Six Mile and Haggerty, over the weekend.
      April Political Action
      02/24/17 - Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters
      We are needing "boots on the ground" to get our support out on the candidates that Local 152 has endorsed for the April 4th election. Please get with your shop on how you can help.
      Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights
      02/24/17 - IAFF 1826
                                               Local 1826 Bi-Monthly Meeting Highlights: 1. MDA "Fill the Boot" Drive presentation from MDA Coordinator Erin Randle.
      New London Pipe Band Pre-St. Patrick's Day Celebration
      02/23/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      Join our pipe band in kicking off the pre St. Patrick's day celebrations.
      1451 Seminar
      02/23/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      2nd Annual Car Show
      02/23/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Come out and join us for the 2nd Annual Car Show, Sunday May 21 9am to 4pm at the Colorado Professional Firefighter Center 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver.  Please see flyer for more details. Hope to see you there.
      Quick last minute ball update, do's and dont's
      02/23/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good morning all members, it's almost that time, Ball fever has hit!  A couple quick ball messages.  The Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction begins @ 4:30pm, everything is located on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons, 1111 14th Street Denver.  The Program begins @ 7pm with dinner up around 7:15.
      Bloomfield Twp. Golf Outing
      02/22/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Save the date for upcoming golf outing.
      Honor Guard Activity
      02/22/17 - IAFF Local 1164
      The Honor Guard will present Colors during the opening ceremony of the 87th Annual Michigan Safety Conference.    The 2017 Safety Conference will be held on April 11th & 12th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.   Registration at the door begins at 0700 and the Honor Guard ceremony begins at 0830.
      Operation Warm Thank You
      02/22/17 - IAFF 851
      62nd Annual Fire Fighter's Retirement Banquet
      02/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      2nd Annual Monster Mash Fundraiser
      02/21/17 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      I started this to help out the locals in the downriver area. We benefit so many good causes throughout the year that there really isn't anything for the guys. The money earned can be spent on anything(groceries) or just something they need or having been wanting for their house. Every year, a new local or firehouse will be drawn to receive the proceeds. Also I have the link down below for the Facebook group page that has even more information, the link to buy tickets and all about the hotel and its discounted prices. Hope to see you there, it's a great time! Fraternally, James Bishop 734-765-7097
      BBQ for the Badge
      02/21/17 - Richardson Fire Fighters Association
      We are excited to bring back BBQ for the Badge at North Central Ford.  We will have vendor booths, fire trucks, police cars, and music all day.  This year all procedes from this event will go to RPD officer Steve Hooten and his family.  Please come us April 28, 2017 at North Central Ford in Richardson and help us support our brother in blue.
      2017 RETIREE REUNION
      02/21/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      Charity Tournament presented by Local 1747
      02/21/17 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Please find attached the flyer for a charity golf tournament presented by Local 1747. The tournament is on June 2 at the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. All proceeds benefit the Kent Firefighter Foundation.
      Upper Darby L2493 MDA Pour for the Cure Event
      02/20/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Upper Darby L2493 is once again hosting their Pour for the Cure to benefit MDA. This will take place on February 25th from 3-7 pm at Casey's Drexel Hill, State Road and Landsdowne Ave. A special guest band will be performing. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door or at UD stations 26, 36, 37 and 74.
      West Valley L4861 Mourns Loss
      02/20/17 - Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
      Here is a message from West Valley President Bellarts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Local 4861. Our Local family has experienced a tremendous loss this week. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kearstin Cameron, wife of Lt. Sean Cameron, Vice President of Local 4861. We appreciate the outpouring of support during this difficult time.
      SPD - HELP NEEDED
      02/20/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Members - In order to make this years St. Patricks day a successful one we need your help. Gabe, Tony and Myself have spent hundreds of hours on the back end planning this day. We need your help the day before, the day of and the night of the event.  Help is needed with set up, serving, sales, clean up and whatever small tasks that we didnt think of.
      Local 858 Teams w/Brute Force
      02/20/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Local 858 is proud to announce a great offer from Brute Force training gear. They are a Local Denver Company and have offered their deepest discount to 858 members and family.  I have attached 2 pages with some product and the discount code. Simply go to bruteforcetraining.com and use promo code DFD15. Buy some sandbags, get buff, and have a happy Monday.
      Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
      02/19/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Local 21 Members active and retired are encouraged to attend a press conference supporting The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act hosted by Senator Amy Klobuchar.  We will be at Minneapolis Station 17 – 330 E 38th St, Minneapolis. The presser will begin at 11:00 am. If you want to arrive a little early, that would be much appreciated.
      Contract Meeting - ALL MEMBERS
      02/19/17 - IAFF Local #1945
      Local 1945 members, The bargaining team has been regularly meeting and working on the formation of the initial CBA for Local 1945. We are currently at a point where the membership is being asked what ideas/concepts would be important in a CBA.
      March Bi-Monthly
      02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      MDA 856 Monarchs Family Night
      02/17/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
      02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
      Retirement/Promotion Party 2-24-17
      02/17/17 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
      The Buffalo Professional Firefighters is hosting their 6th Annual Dinner Party.  At this party we honor all those who were promoted in 2016 and all of those retired in 2016 and beginning of 2017.  It will be held at Pearl Street Grill on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6 pm to 11 pm.  The cost is $40 and includes dinner, open bar and music.
      PTSD LEGISLATION
      02/17/17 - UPFFA
      Denver Firefighters Annual Ball
      02/16/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good evening members.  Just a quick email to let you know that we do have about 8 available seats to the ball.  We were able to add some seating.  If you do need tickets please call Dena @ the union office and she can hook you up, or if you have any questions feel free to call myself, FF James Burkhalter @ 303.725.6066. The big day is a week from Saturday, February the 25th.
      2017 Fire On Ice game raises over $12,000
      02/16/17 - IAFF Local 271
      The 6th Annual Fire on Ice brought in over 12k dollars!!! This would not of been possible without the generosity and support from the community! A gigantic THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!! All money is donated to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation in the name of fallen Lolo Hotshot Justin Beebe, L271 Fired up 4 Kids and L2457 Burn Foundation.
      IAFF Local 3808 LODD - Thomas G. Byrne
      02/15/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      Thomas G. Byrne, 51, of Kansas City, MO., passed away February 11, 2017 at Saint Luke's East Hospital. A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO., on Tuesday, Feb 14th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      2017 Scholarship Applications
      02/15/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      The 2017 applications for the Dr. Carl Wies Scholarship Fund and the John M. O'Connor Scholarship Trust have been posted on our website as of 2/15/17. Please click on "scholarships" located within the tabs above. These applications must be received by April 1st, 2017.
      Passing of Brother Bob Scholl
      02/15/17 - Hoffman Estates Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 2061
      R.I.P. Brother Bob Scholl  6/12/32 - 2/12/17 Lt. Robert “Bob” Scholl. Bob passed away in his home state of Arizona yesterday, February 12. He was born on June 12, 1932 and was 84 years old. Bob began here with the Hoffman Estates Volunteer Firemen’s Association and began his career as a full-time firefighter on August 8, 1968.
      Highly suggested for city administrators
      02/15/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
      IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 21
      To All IAFF Affiliate Presidents,   Our members respond to any number of tragic events, and post-traumatic stress is a natural response to the accumulation of what they experience on a daily basis.
      Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
      The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
      Palo Verde Golf Club Donates to Sun Lakes
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 3560
      The Palo Verde Men’s Golf Club held a charity tournament to benefit the Sun Lakes Fire District on February 4th. They donated all proceeds,$3170,from the tournament to the District.
      Westport Firefighters Extricate One
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 1081
      A two-car rollover crash tonight in the northbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway just north of Exit 42 in Westport closed the parkway northbound for more than an hour, state police said. At the request of state police, Westport police block the northbound Exit 42 entrance ramp of the Merritt Parkway tonight following a two-car crash. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.
      Think Spring
      02/15/17 - IAFF Local 772
      Our annual Red Sox Alumni Benefit Game is scheduled for June 24, 2017 at Mansfield Stadium.
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